The Township of West Lincoln is encouraging community members to unite in merriment this holiday season through a wide array of events and initiatives. Among the events is “West Lincoln Shines” as The Kiwanis Club of West Lincoln hosting its 5th Annual Community Tree Lighting, in partnership with the Township of West Lincoln, and several community-minded partners. West Lincoln Shines will run from 6:15 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22 in front of the West Lincoln Community Centre . Attendees will be treated to carols sung by the Smithville Christian High School Choir, free hotdogs, hot chocolate and sweet treats. And the West Lincoln Santa Claus Parade Committee is proud to present “Countdown to Christmas”: the 33rd Annual West Lincoln Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 25th beginning at 5pm at the West Lincoln Community Centre on West Street. West Lincoln Fire & Emergency Services will be collecting non-perishable food donations for West Lincoln Community Care. St. Martin Catholic Elementary School will be collecting new and unused hats and mittens to help keep those in need warm this winter. Robert Land Academy and West Lincoln Community Care volunteers will also be collecting for the West Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Toonie Toy Drive. Visit the Township’s website for information on all of the events planned.